Updated: Dec 17, 2022
During the festive season, people probably wonder where to celebrate this time of the year. Chomp Magazine is confident that many restaurants and bars worldwide likely have finalised their festive menu to celebrate with their beloved customers. This year, not only restaurants and bars are participating in the celebration, but also an airline would like to celebrate the end of the year 2022. Emirates prepared special festivities to ensure all passengers are in their festive spirit during their flights.
From the check-in desks, passengers will be astounded by the festive decoration. After checking in, passengers who wish to wait at the Emirates Lounges worldwide. For example, at Emirates Lounge in Singapore, just for this festive season, passengers can enjoy traditional festive highlights such as slow cooked oven roasted turkey breast, stuffing with sage, shallots and chestnuts complemented with breadcrumbs and roasted root vegetables before their flights. In addition, Christmas log cakes are a must-try for those with sweet tooth!
At the Emirates Lounges in Dubai, passengers can enjoy festive treats. In Business Class Lounges, you'll find warm and crumbly mince pies served with cream, traditional Stollen cake, soaked and spiced lady fingers, and roasted chestnut and biscuit cake topped off with lime and lemon sable. The First Class Lounges also serve the classic winter favourites of gingerbread profiteroles, dark chocolate salted caramel tarts and cinnamon baba au orange. For those who dream of a white Christmas, there is gingerbread ice cream and Perrier's winter white cosmo, which is festively flavoured water. Those seeking a warm and cosy feeling can enjoy a cinnamon cortado, toffee nut oat latte, gingerbread mocha, or a special festive tea of Dilmah-Charming magic or Christmas Holly Jolly. Around the globe, Emirates Lounges will be offering festive treats, too, with local favourites taking centre stage.
Onboard, passengers can enjoy festive meals under the red and green lights aglow. First Class and Business Class can take on the classic prawn cocktail, with lemon and herb king prawns served with fennel salad and cocktail sauce, or choose the salmon gravadlax. Then delve into roast turkey with chestnut stuffing, turkey bacon, potato wedges and creamy Brussels sprouts with a cranberry jus lié. To finish the meal, these classes passengers can indulge in a variety of delectable dishes; Christmas pudding with a generous dollop of crème anglaise, festive ginger cake smothered in dark chocolate ganache or a vibrant redcurrant chocolate mousse cake in the shape of Santa.
Economy Class passengers can enjoy a moreish Christmas meal featuring roasted turkey with chestnut roulade, Pommes Parisienne, a medley of parsnip, carrots, and green peas. The dessert is a sumptuous gingerbread cake doused with cream cheese frosting and cinnamon sauce. In Premium Economy you can start your meal with a salmon gravadlax and enjoy a sweet ending with our chocolate covered gingerbread cake that comes with a milk chocolate gingerbread man.
Passengers departing Dubai can enjoy fragrantly spiced mulled wine, mince pies, panettone, gingerbread ice cream, and Christmas-themed pastries in the onboard A380 Lounge amidst the festive décor.
From 24 to 26 December 2022, the Emirates cabin crew will be offering passengers mini gifts of cinnamon cream profiteroles, chocolate truffles and gingerbread Christmas trees and snowmen onboard.
Bringing tidings of comfort and joy, Emirates multi award-winning inflight entertainment system"ice" features all the sounds of the season, from the contemporary Christmas hits of Michael Bublé and Sia, to the nostalgic classics of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. Kids and adults alike can get the holly jolly with new Christmas movies from Silent Night, starring Keira Knightley, to 8-Bit Christmas, starring Neil Patrick Harris. The old favourites Love Actually (2003), Last Christmas (2019), The Holiday (2006), Elf (2003), The Polar Express (2004) and even Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer from 1964 are available too. Nothing says Christmas like a festive TV special. "ice" includes Friends: The Christmas Episodes, Gavin & Stacey: A Special Christmas,Big Bang Theory: The Christmas Episodes and The Great British Bake-Off: Christmas Special.
Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and give back with Emirates Airline Foundation, an organisation dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged children -with a simple donation onboard or from home. Passengers can donate in any currency on any flight using the envelope in the seat pocket or via credit card, cheque, or bank transfer. The foundation also accepts Skywards Miles in lieu of money, and 95% of donations go directly to assisting children living in extreme poverty and significantly impacting their well-being in food, health, housing, and education. Chomp Magazine wishes you, dear readers, a very happy holiday and Emirates passengers enjoyable flights!